Dr. Snyder’s career spans 28 years of diverse global professional experience facilitating research, partnering with stakeholders, and creating sustainable solutions for effective occupational safety and health (OSH) management systems. He served in the Army as a long-range surveillance military intelligence operative and liaison for implementing field expedited safety training as part of the National Incident Management System. As the former owner and CEO of SPAN International Training, he developed the world renown certification exam study workbooks and workshops. Dr. Snyder is a board-certified safety professional and a subject matter expert on professional competencies, including influencing occupational safety and health management systems. He holds a B.A. in Science from the University of Northern Iowa with master’s and Doctorate degrees in Human Resource Development and Adult Lifelong Learning from the University of Arkansas. Dr. Snyder’s research-based consultancy advises OSH professionals how to demonstrate influential safety leadership through experience, education and examination.
Daniel is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Professionals and serves as committee Chair for the ANSI/ASSP Z490.1 Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training Standard and as a committee member of the ANSI/ASSP Z10.0 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Standard. He is a member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the ISO Technical Committee (TC)-283 and is responsible for the ongoing development and enhancement of ISO 45001, Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS) international standard.
An accomplished professional speaker and published author, he has contributed to the American Society of Safety Professionals’ Consultants Business Development Guide (2015) and the National Safety Council’s Pocket Guide to Safety Essentials, 2nd Edition (2014). A gifted facilitator, Dr. Snyder is dedicated to advancing the occupational safety and health profession through expert consulting, professional speaking coaching and mentoring services.